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Final thoughts about America’s Criminal Justice System

Summary:  The great potential of the American experiment, the American dream, is a gift handed down from generation to generation from the Founders to us.  But we have forgotten what it means.  That is the major significance to the collapse of our criminal justice system; like a mirror, it shows who we are.  At the end …

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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice System

Summary:   Occasionally a book so well describes important trends for our nation that becomes a must-read for all Americans.   Such as The Collapse of American Criminal Justice by William J. Stuntz (Harvard University Press, 2011).  This post gives a brief excerpt to show its importance.  Please buy or borrow a copy.  This is part one in …

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The quest for Black’s civil rights was not like the quest for same sex marriages

Summary:  A follow-up to Another American judge weakens the Republic’s foundation, responding to comments that display serious amnesia about our history. I’ve received dozens of comments saying that Judge Walker’s decision overturning California’s Proposition 8 (the opinion) was equivalent to one of the decisions overturning segregation, from Brown v. Board of Education (1954) through Loving v. Virginia (1967, …

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Another American judge weakens the Republic’s foundation

Summary:  Another popular referendum overturned by a judge.  This time insultingly so, dismissing the people’s judgement as irrational.   Perhaps he is correct and we deserve his contempt.  Certainly we’re weak, even supine.  In his decision overturning California’s Proposition 8 Chief Justice Walker gave us a memorable opinion.  Every citizen should read it.  A Republic has entered …

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Code red! The Constitution is burning.

Summary:  On 4 July 2006 this website forecast the death of the Constitution.  Depending on the verdict of our Courts and the success of our assassins, future historians might say the second American republic died this year.  You’ll miss the Constitution when it’s dead (most of you).  Not tomorrow, or next year.  But eventually.  How will you …

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